Saturday, January 07, 2006

Wicked Stepmother Diaries #3

The two boys went home yesterday; my stepson and his cousin. We dropped them at the airport early in the morning & watched them wander on through the Security check, and by now they're back home with their respective mothers. The house seems awfully quiet all of a sudden.

Confession time: Although I was looking forward to seeing them for the holidays, I was a little apprehensive about all of us squeezing into our little apartment for 5 weeks... but you know what? There was no problem. It was such a pleasure having them around I could quite happily have had them stay for another 5 weeks.
But now they're gone and it's time to get back to the business of normal life. Well, almost normal.
Because my stepdaughter is still here, and Monday will be her first day at her new school. We've bought the uniform and the shoes and the books, and she has sorted out the spare room so it is now her own. And although I have these moments of intense anxiety (- what the hell do I know about looking after a teenage daughter? -) I think we'll all be OK. Right now she's sitting on the couch with her dad, watching rugby.
It's heartwarming to see.
Sometimes it makes me a little sad to see them together because I didn't get to do that with my dad, who passed away before I was old enough to really get to know him. But it also makes me happy because I know that as hard as it was for me to leave my stepchildren in SA when we moved over here, it was even harder for Hubby, and now he gets to have at least one of them with us all the time, which I think will set his heart at rest a little bit.

And as it turns out there was no Master Plan of Destruction - they weren't plotting to do away with me after all... unless this damn tummy bug I've had for the last 4 days is actually from slow poisoning disguised by umpteen cups of "Would you like me to make you some coffee, Terri?"


beadinggalinMS said...

See Terri worrying for nothing. They love you. Hope you get to feeling better soon. :)

Jeff said...

I hope you feel better soon, Terri. Wicked stepmother? No freakin way! I think your stepdaughter is one lucky girl. :)

anne said...

These people trying to reassure you... Methinks they're in on the poisoning plot.

Terri said...

Beadinggal: Story of my life - I worry about everything..! I think I'm more worried about the first day of school tomorrow than my stepdaughter is lol!

Jeff: er, yes, well, you haven't seen me with pms yet, haveya..?!

Anne: Thanks for the reassurance, at least now I know I'm not paranoid hehe!

BUDDESS said...

I am so happy for Buddy that he has his daughter with him. Wicked stepmother?? You?? NO way!!! All the best again for this year. It will be slightly different to what you are used to, but enjoy!!! Keep doing what you're doing. It seems to be working.